Available: October 1 – November 11, 2011, during normal library hours
Description: For centuries, in order do spatial analysis, observe basic spatial patterns, or make a map of one’s study area, researchers needed to have cartographic skills or at least have access to printed base maps. The user-friendliness of modern Geographic Information Systems (GIS) interfaces has evolved rapidly in the past decade to become much more intuitive.
As a result, the number of researchers leveraging spatial tools and GIS in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences has grown exponentially during the past decade. Spatial resources allow one to visualize and analyze data patterns in order to explore topics in your branch of academia.
This exhibit focuses on the support of spatial analysis and map making by ASU Libraries through books, e-books, and the ASU GIS Data Repository. Information is also presented on self-paced training available to ASU Researchers and where one can learn to use a Geographic Information System.
- Source: Image created using Esri’s ArcGIS Explorer.
- Shapefile Hospital Layer: Retrived from ASU GIS Data Repository. 2009 hospital location data from the Arizona Department of Health Services. file://itfs1.asurite.ad.asu.edu/gisshare1$/spatial_data/AZ_Data_by_Topic/Cultural_Features/Hospitals/hospitals0209.shp
- Basemap Layers: Esri Street, Esri World Physical, Bing Hybrid Road/Aerial Imagery, and Open Street Map.